AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero and Policy Analyst Allegra Hill gave invited testimony today before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations on an interim charge examining involuntary annexation and make recommendations to improve the process to strengthen private property rights.

“Right now, Texas law prioritizes municipal growth over citizens’ right to vote. This is a disproportionate trade-off — the ends do not justify the means,” said Hill.

“Texas cities are grabbing land and money in the suburbs to help fuel big government expenditures in the urban core,” said Quintero. “Texas’ involuntary annexation practices are in dire need of reform.”
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero or Ms. Hill, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Allegra Hill is a policy analyst and attorney with the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
 
James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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